India vowed to reduce the amount of water flowing through its rivers to Pakistan, a threat it has made before but now seems more determined to carry out because of a militant attack.
Jeffrey Gettleman. New York Times. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:59:37 GMT.
A fire that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth
ABC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:28:39 -0500.
The pair, aged 18 and 20, from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, waited until they were on a family holiday in Sri Lanka before making a daring escape in the middle of the night.
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:06:35 GMT.
An Indian government minister reiterated on Thursday the country's plan to restrict the flow of water to Pakistan from its share of rivers, the latest effort by New Delhi to pressure its neighbor after a militant attack in Kashmir.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:30:24 -0500.
The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in Bangladesh say the death toll from a fire in Dhaka is lower than they previously reported.
Fox News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:33:17 GMT.
Hundreds of distraught people thronged to a hospital in Bangladesh's capital looking for missing loved ones after a devastating fire tore through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district, killing 67 people.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:42:53 EST.
The Javelin Joint Venture (JJV), a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, has received a production contract for 2,100 of the latest variant of the Javelin missile series. ...
Jennifer Jacob, Bangalore. Janes 360. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT.
A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials said.
Irish Independent. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:48:12 +0000.
DHAKA (AFP) - At least 56 people have died in a huge fire that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital, a fire official said Thursday.
Straits Times. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:13:47 +0800.
For a moment, there was authentic leopard print on display at an Indian mall.The big cat skulked through the Korum Mall basement before opening hours early morning Wednesday in Thane, outside Mumbai, the Hindustan Times and ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:38:51 +1200.
India was seen as the next great market for the world's technology companies but those dreams are facing some roadblocks.
Tracey Ryniec. Zacks. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:54:00 GMT.
Facts About South Asian States
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007,
the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.